The Tenori-on combines a MIDI controller, tone generator, sampler and stunning visual user interface. Most importantly it’s a unique new way for anyone to approach playing and composing music. Music instantly becomes a wall of light graffiti as you paint the sounds across its 256 LED buttons.
Media artist Toshio Iwai collaborated with Yamaha to design a totally new musical instrument. Tenori-on combines a MIDI controller, tone generator, sampler and stunning visual user interface. Most importantly it’s a unique new way to approach playing and composing music. Music instantly becomes a wall of light graffiti as you paint the sounds across its 256 LED buttons.
The new lower priced O model is functionally exactly the same as the original W except its 256 orange LEDs are on one side of its unique hands on interface and it does not operate on batteries. The Tenori-O will appeal to producers, music production home studios and anyone who wants to start instantly making music visually.
Tenori-On Interview with Jim O'Rourke
Interview & Product Presentation of the Yamaha Tenori-On with Jim O'Rourke.
700 grams (without batteries)
122 x 32 dots (20 characters x 4 lines)
Tone Generating Technology
Number of Polyphony (Max.)
Number of Voices
253 (239 + 14 Drum Kits)
3 voices (with User Voice Manager)
40 – 240
Storage and Connectivity
DC IN 12V
x 1 (mini)
(Mini DIN)MIDI IN: for synchronized performance MIDI OUT: for external device control
Amplifiers and Speakers
Orange (single side)
Rear LED Display
10 (L1 – L5, R1 – R5)
6 types: Score, Random, Draw, Bounce, Push, Solo
Clock, power-save, synchronized performance, recording, TENORI-ON song playback